UW Women End Long Road Trip with 3-1 Loss at Arizona
Oct. 10, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. - Mallory Miller scored the first two of Arizona's three unanswered second-half goals Sunday during a 3-1 victory over fourth-ranked Washington in a Pac-10 women's soccer game at Murphey Stadium.
Washington (9-2-1) lost for only the second time and dropped to 0-1-1 in conference play. The Wildcats (11-2) improved their Pac-10 record to 2-0.
The Huskies dominated the first half, outshooting Arizona 7-2 in the opening 45 minutes. Freshman Katy Dowling (Laguna Beach, Calif.) came off the bench to give UW a 1-0 halftime lead with a 39th-minute goal. She caught up with a through pass from freshman Colby Branham (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) and sent a strike into the upper right corner for her second goal of the season.
'It was a tale of two halves. We got worse in the second half and they got better,' explained Washington coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We wanted to do a better job of putting them away in the first half. Then, when you let them even the score up early in the second half, that's not a good sign.'
The Wildcats netted the equalizer just 53 seconds into the second half. Miller scored on a 15-yard shot off passes from Candice Wilks and Jennifer Klein. Wilks also assisted on the other two UA goals, including Miller's game-winning header at 72:10.
The Huskies aggressively pushed forward with their defenders late in the game and Arizona capitalized with a counter-attack score. Kamaya Damwijk broke away and beat UW sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) for a goal at 87:55.
Arizona played tight defense on UW senior forward Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash./Hudson's Bay), limiting her to only one shot attempt. Frimpong scored twice in Friday's 3-3 tie at Arizona State to tie for the school's all-time scoring lead. She has 34 career goals, equaling the mark established by current Husky assistant coach Tami Bennett between 1997-2000.
Rasmussen registered two saves for the Huskies who outshot Arizona by a 10-8 margin for the game, but were outshot 6-3 in the second half. The UW defense surrendered six goals during the two-game Arizona road trip, the same number they surrendered in the first 10 games combined.
Wildcat goalkeeper McCall Smith was credited with three saves.
Sunday's game concluded the longest stretch of road games in UW history. The Huskies, who host USC on Friday at 7 p.m., have 41 days between home games. They last competed at Husky Soccer Field on Sept. 3 and played nine straight road games since then. UW had a 10th road game scheduled, but the Sept. 17 game at Maryland was canceled due to thunderstorms and a tornado warning.
'It will be great to finally play at home again in front of our own crowd,' Gallimore exclaimed. 'It's gut check time for us now. We have seven games left.'
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Murphey Stadium; Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona 3, (#4) Washington 1
Scoring -- 1, UW, Katy Dowling (Colby Branham), 38:53. 2, UA, Mallory Miller (Jennifer Klein, Candice Wilks), 45:53. 3, UA, Mallory Miller (Candice Wilks), 72:10. 3, UA, Kamaya Damwijk (Candice Wilks), 87:55.
Shots -- UW 10, UA 8.
Saves -- UW 2 (Kelsey Rasmussen), UA 3 (McCall Smith).
Corner Kicks -- UW 2, UA 5.
Fouls -- UW 5, UA 8.
Attendance -- 269.
Records -- Washington 9-2-1, 0-1-1, Arizona 11-2-0, 2-0-0.